Today’s blessings were to recapitulate the college days with friends when we use to devote hell lot of time on the mall, which is the only aristocratic and happening place of our small town. In Shimla we lack the recreation places where we can go on our weekends with family and friends.
All the spots here are quite distant and not well developed to be visited on regular basis. I am thankful to my buddies who are ever ready to connect. From our college days the Indian Coffee House had been our favorite place for eating and gossip sessions. The best part of the place is that it is affordable and we can sit here for longer periods. The coffee house has plenty of space, and variety of south Indian eatables like Vada, Masal Dosa, Uttpam, Idli-Sambhar and the service is just quick and perfect.
The posters on the wall which seem to be fifty years old and a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and the waiters dressed in white with caps or long turbans creates a nice environment of the place. How can I forget the expressionless south Indian manager who is so very quick and particular in his calculations and would return all the chillar [change] but would never smile.
The India Coffee Houses were started by the Coffee Board in early 1940s, during British rule. The always present group of lawyers with humming sound of their ongoing discussions. It seems some time that we have entered some mess of High Court campus.
The Indian coffee house seems to be little out-of-date in front of other new coffee chains but sometime this old fashion really pulls you and for me this day was awesome and nostalgic with the lovely aroma of coffee.